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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Colt W. Knight, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Colt W. Knight

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    So, I didn't get a ton done, and thats because it's really cold out there.

    Anyway, figured out how to get audio in my fast forward.

    And I built a fret slotting jig...

     
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    I know y'all gave up on me in this thread, but I am going to press on, regardless. This guitar still has to get built.

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    Too bad about the knot - that easily could've made 2 necks, but one will be really nice. Press on - SUBSCRIBED.
     
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    Yup, I should have read the description closer, instead of looking at dimensions and pictures.
     
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    If you're like me, save the cutoffs, and make something else from them. I do woodturning, so all scraps are usable for something. But, hey, you've got a woodstove, and it's cold, so....
     
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    I have hit a snag with the fretboard material I have. The dimensions are all over the place, and I am thinking about investing in a Safe T Planer to fix it.

     
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    I would think that you already have the tools to make the thickness correct. You have the planer to create the one flat back plane, and a drum sander to level the opposite surface (correct?). I have one of the original Wagner Safe-T-Planers, and I've used it with my Shopsmith in drill press mode, but my results are far from perfect. Maybe you have a different method that would prove useful.
     
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    My thickness planer isn't going to work for this application.
     
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    Double sided tape the FB to a piece of MDF and then thickness accordingly?
     
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    I would also have to glue on some extended sides to avoid snipe. My planer sucks. Its on the list to be upgraded.
     
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    Hand plane?
     
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    Food for thought here, if you send your first fretboard though the planer and as the blades start to bites the board send the next fretboard in and the next in that speed sequence so they overlap by about 1/2 their lenght, if you do ten boards as they all overlap its like 1 continual board so snipe is only on the first end of the 1st fretboard going through and on the last end of the last fretboard.
    You can use sacrificial peices for first and last peice.
     
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    Really good reason to the board way over length if possible, then.
     
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    On thin pieces like a fretboard, its more likely the rollers would pinch it and for the ends up.

    On thicker pieces this works pretty good though.


    Also, these boards are not the same thickness to begin with.
     
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    My planer snipes pretty bad about 2.5" on either end. I generally add 6 inches to all my boards for thicknessing. I build an extended outfeed table for it, and it only marginally helped. Not enough to reduce the snipe enough to make a difference.
     
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    Hey Colt...your older posts have helped me recently complete my first build, so thank you.
    I know you're experienced but don't you feel if you double stick tape the blank/blanks to 3/4" MDF, make sure the blank is secure by clamping it to the MDF sled, blades are sharp, grain oriented properly, skew the blank and take tiny passes you'll be ok? If the sled is long enough for you to control the entry and exit you should be able to eliminate most of the snipe... at least enough the radius sanding should take care of it.
     
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    You could do them with a router sled, just takes a while longer.
     
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    Colt, great work as usual. And extra props for doing it in some pretty chilly conditions.
     
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    Nope
     
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